1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Atriplex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical.

    [FTEA]

    Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually more or less mealy with vesicular hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, mostly petiolate, normally broad
    Flowers
    Flowers in clusters, which are axillary or aggregated into terminal panicles or spikes, monoecious or dioecious.♂ flowers without bracteoles, with a 3–5-lobed calyx and 3–5 stamens; ♀ flowers with 2 relatively large bracteoles, without calyx or staminodes
    Fruits
    Fruits enclosed by the persistent accrescent and often modified bracteoles, with a membranous indehiscent pericarp
    Seeds
    Endosperm present.  Brackish or saline soil indicators. Embryo annular with inferior radicle pointing upwards or upwards and outwards Seeds almost always “vertical” (i.e. laterally compressed), testa commonly thin and hard
    [FZ]

    Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually (always in the Flora Zambesiaca area) more or less mealy with vesicular hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, mostly petiolate, normally relatively broad and flat.
    Flowers
    Female flowers with 2 relatively large bracteoles, without perianth or staminodes. Male flowers without bracteoles, with a 3–5 lobed perianth and 3–5 stamens. Flowers in clusters, which are axillary or aggregated into terminal panicles or spikes, monoecious or dioecious.
    Fruits
    Fruits enclosed by the persistent accrescent, and often modified bracteoles, with a membranous indehiscent pericarp.
    Seeds
    Endosperm present. Embryo annular, with inferior radicle pointing upwards or upwards and outwards. Seeds almost always “vertical”(i.e. laterally compressed), testa commonly thin and hard.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Aruba, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Cayman Is., Central European Rus, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, Desventurados Is., District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Føroyar, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Mali, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Amur, Ascension, Bangladesh, Botswana, Falkland Is., Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Labrador, Maine, Nepal, St.Helena, Taiwan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

    Atriplex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sellow, F. [s.n.], Brazil Halimus K001209665

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 1052 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 472 (1754).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 472 (1754)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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